Now That's What I Call Music! (original U.S. album)

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This article describes the first album in the U.S. Now! series. It should not be confused with similarly-titled first albums in other Now! series. For more information, see Now That's What I Call Music! (disambiguation) and Now That's What I Call Music! discography
Now That's What I Call Music!
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Compilation album by various artists
Released October 27, 1998
Genre Pop
Length 68:42
Label Virgin
Series chronology
Now That's What I Call Music!
Now That's What I Call Music! 2
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Now That's What I Call Music! (Simply titled NOW) was released on October 27, 1998. Modeled after the highly successful Now That's What I Call Music! series in the United Kingdom, which compiles a number of songs that are popular around the time of its release, this album is the first edition of the Now! series in the United States.

In following the success of its UK predecessors, this first U.S. version of Now! reached platinum status as certified by the RIAA.[2] The compilation includes three songs which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100: "Together Again" by Janet Jackson, "All My Life" by K-Ci & JoJo and "Mmmbop" by Hanson. The album itself peaked at number ten on the Billboard 200 in January 1999.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Together Again"   Janet Jackson 5:01
2. "As Long as You Love Me"   Backstreet Boys 3:32
3. "The Way"   Fastball 4:16
4. "Flagpole Sitta"   Harvey Danger 3:35
5. "Say You'll Be There"   Spice Girls 3:56
6. "All My Life"   K-Ci & JoJo 5:31
7. "Never Ever" (Single Edit) All Saints 4:54
8. "If You Could Only See"   Tonic 4:21
9. "MMMBop"   Hanson 4:27
10. "Zoot Suit Riot"   Cherry Poppin' Daddies 3:53
11. "Shorty (You Keep Playin' with My Mind)"   Imajin 4:54
12. "Anytime"   Brian McKnight 4:31
13. "Barbie Girl"   Aqua 3:16
14. "Karma Police"   Radiohead 4:21
15. "I Will Buy You a New Life"   Everclear 3:58
16. "Fly Away"   Lenny Kravitz 3:41
17. "Sex & Candy"   Marcy Playground 2:52

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 10


  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. Now, Vol. 1 - Review.
  2. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for NOW! Platinum Albums. Accessed February 24, 2009
  3. ^ Billboard 200 for Week of January 23, 1999.